1940 – Born in the village of Ynysybwl on the 17th of January.
1976 – After leaving school he found work in the store room of a motor spares company, a job he did for over twenty years until he became a professional darts player.
– Leighton Rees turned professional and went on to make the final of that year’s News of the World Darts Championship.
1977 – He was also part of the Wales team that won the very first World Darts Federation World Cup.
1978 – Rees’ finest hour however would come at the inaugural Embassy World Professional Darts Championship, in Nottingham.
1979 – Rees returned to the final, again beating Evans along the way before this time losing to John Lowe by 5 sets to 0.
– Rees also wrote a book – 163 pages titled “On Darts”.
1980 – Leighton Rees married his wife Debbie, a Californian, in Las Vegas while he was competing in a tournament there.
2003 – Died on the 8th of June in Ynysybwl, South Wales.